Dillon Reservoir Loop

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Dillon Reservoir Loop is a 18.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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hiking

mountain biking

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lake

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Scenic 18.8 mile bike route around Dillon Reservoir off I70 @ Silverthorne & Frisco Exits. It uses a combination of Swan Mountain, Snake Reservoir, Dillon Dam and Friso recreational paths. Track starts at Swan Mountain Rd Trailhead just W of Highway 9. Steady 6% grade up Swan Mountain marked bike lane to top. Trail then becomes an asphalt dedicated bike path making it's way down the mountain to the East. At US 6, it continues N on the Snake River Recpath to a small scenic view parking area with an Eagle Sculpture. Trail then follows an offstreet path along N side of reservoir to Marina entrance/parking. On street route continues W to end of Marina parking area. The Dillon Dam Recpath heads W along dam and then through several camping areas before entering Frisco. The Frisco Recpath skirts the W side of the reservoir past the Penninsula Recreation area where it crosses Highway 9 to join with the Blue River Bike path eastward on the way back to trailhead.

road biking
1 day ago

hiking
20 days ago

road biking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful ride. There are some big hills that require some endurance. Beginners beware and be prepared to walk your bike up the hills.

2 months ago

road biking
3 months ago

It's an easy ride with only one major climb. There is a paved path the entire ride and a constant view of the lake and mountains in the background. Great if you want an easy Sunday afternoon ride.

3 months ago

I'd say it's more difficult than moderate if you're used to city biking (regardless of distance). A challenge for sure!

mountain biking
3 months ago

8 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Loved the view of the lake!

road biking
11 months ago

11 months ago

mountain biking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Unbelievable views! Absolutely gorgeous. Would not recommend for kids or even young teens though, as two miles is steep grade up the side of a highway (Swan Mountain Road).

mountain biking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Great trail. Lots of fun. Doable for beginners as well. Took my 11 and 8 year olds and they had a blast. My youngest has to walk on some of the climbs.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Friday, September 25, 2015

Saturday, May 09, 2015

road biking
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Enjoyable bike ride. Great views of Dillion Reservoir and surrounding mountains. A around-the-lake loop.

Friday, December 07, 2012